Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

Covid-19 impact: Indian economy to contract 7.7% this fiscal

The revival in the economy is backed by a 5.8% increase in government consumption expenditure. Read more »

Effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines varies among different races: MIT study

The study says immune systems of one per cent of white participants and 10% of Asian participants are not expected to respond well. Read more »
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World Soil Day: UN calls for checking biodiversity loss

The loss of biodiversity is a huge problem threatening the very existence of life on earth. Read more »
masks save economy from Covid-19

Masks can save the economy from Covid-19 impact

Economic activity and health outcomes are closely connected -- data show people will increase their mobility and spending if they feel safe. Read more »
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IMF chief calls for government spending in infrastructure to fight global recession

World leaders should use the current crisis to build an environmentally sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy, says Kristalina Georgieva. Read more »
Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

GST compensation: Centre will borrow to meet shortfall

The proposed borrowing will not reflect on the Union Budget, but will appear as capital receipts in state budgets. Read more »
Covid-19 and extreme poverty

Covid-19 will cause sharp fall in living standards, warns IMF

IMF says the Indian economy will fall by 10.3% in the current financial year, compared with 4.5% contraction predicted in June. Read more »
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Online entrepreneurship education in the times of Covid

In India, many students do not have access to smartphones, laptops and high-speed internet, posing a threat to quality online education for the masses. Read more »
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Majority of handloom workers earn less than Rs 5,000 per month, govt informs Parliament

About 26.2% of handloom workers earned between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, Union textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani informs Rajya Sabha. Read more »
Narendra Modi government's ineffective stimulus

Strong infrastructure governance needed for effective public investment

Government investment in infrastructure is often criticised for expensive, poor-quality projects that offer very little benefit for the people and the economy. Read more »